The CNIL gives notice to “twenty organizations” for their poor management of cookies


The commission controls since April 1 the management of cookies by the sites. Refusing the little stalkers should be as easy as accepting.

She had promised it, she does. The National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) has carried out checks on the proper management of cookies, advertising tracers, by the sites. About twenty sites, including digital giants, are not in compliance. They were put on formal notice this Tuesday, May 25. The recommendations of the CNIL were issued in November 2020, but were not or little controlled until April 1. The rule is simple: the user must be able to refuse cookies as easily as to accept them.

In a press release, the commission explains that “On May 18, 2021, the president of the CNIL sent some twenty formal notices to organizations that do not allow Internet users to refuse cookies as easily as to accept them.” These sites would be those of“International players in the digital economy” as well as “Public bodies.” These sites now have one month to become compliant.

Heavy fines for non-compliance with instructions

The digital policeman recalls that non-compliant sites risk fines of up to 2% of their annual turnover. Companies like Google and Amazon have already been fined 100 million euros and 35 million euros for their bad cookie practices.

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